Renovated college facility will include cork flooring
Renovated college facility will include cork flooring Renovations are underway on Building One, a 60,000-square-foot building on the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus in Macomb, Illinois, and the facility is being constructed as a green building.
"It's exciting to visit the site of our new campus and see the work in progress," said Western Illinois University president Al Goldfarb. "We are moving forward with our vision and mission to serve the residents of this region. The new campus is now becoming a reality."
In an effort to achieve Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the project is including numerous eco-friendly elements in the buiding process. Construction debris is being recycled, and the building itself will feature a geothermal heating and cooling system and cork flooring.
Cork flooring is a great alternative for those who are remodeling their homes, but want to remain environmentally conscious. Cork is a great renewable resource, as the plant's root system isn't harmed during harvest.
Aside from its green properties, cork boasts a multitude of additional benefits. According to The Daily Telegraph, the material has high thermal, acoustic and anti-bacterial properties.